A local board composed of 12 members will be charged with distributing funds appropriated by Congress to help expand the capacity of food and shelter programs in the U.S.V.I.
The ‘Recertification Application Packet arriving’ in the mail this month must be completed and returned as soon as possible or before the date stated on the enclosed Notice of Expiration, to avoid interruption to SNAP benefits on Oct. 31.
During the last year of the Net Energy Billing program’s rollout, a collaborative multi-agency team has been seeking ways to improve the program and the interaction the community has with the program.
Earlier this year, newly inducted members of the board of directors were selected. Among this esteemed group was Health Commissioner Justa Encarnacion.
The daylong discussions centered on how the Federal Emergency Management Agency is applying the mandates and requirements regarding the funding and federal assistance for the U.S. Virgin Islands’ recovery.
Director O’Neal is the first Virgin Islander to be elected to the executive committee of the National Association of State Budget Officers.
The goal of the program is to break the cycle of drugs and violence by reducing the demand for, use of and trafficking of illegal drugs.
The USVI Law Enforcement Planning Commission (LEPC) has received the grant from the U.S. Department of Justice in support of the John R. Justice Prosecutors and Public Defenders Incentive Program.
"Those first demands began the journey to fair labor practices and brought the territory to the active economy and workers’ rights that we enjoy today."
“The fight for appropriate pay, job creation, equity and improvement in working conditions and living wages, especially for those who need it most, continues today ..."